Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Purse for my mom

Well now that Christmas has passed, I can show the purse I made for my mom as a gift. It's very similar to the one I had previously made for her. The outer fabric is a heavy weight cotton in a dark floral print. There is an outside and inside slip pocket and an inside zippered pocket.

I'm currently taking a bit of a break from the sewing, and in the meanwhile will re-organize my sewing room, work on updating my Etsy shops and pick some new patterns to make. In the spring I will look for new consignment clients, as The Rage will be closing their doors soon. Oh, and I still have that sketchbook project to work on, which will keep me busy for the next 3 weeks.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Somewhere in between craft shows, online sales, and Christmas shopping I made this t-shirt for myself. I had some black cotton jersey knit to use up, and I found this awesome skull fabric to use as a coordinating fabric. I used a t-shirt pattern, and copied the kangaroo pocket from a hoodie. I used the skull fabric for the sleeves and pocket (I love pockets!). I think it's pretty awesome.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Shop updates

Saturday's Movies and Makers show went really well, I'm almost sold out of my small zippered pouches, which I debuted at this show. Both of my Etsy stores have been updated with new items, and some items have been reduced. I'm going to start putting together gift card sets, such as this one here, available in my Karen's Creations Etsy store:

It's not too late to place online orders for Christmas gifts. If you're in the Toronto area, I would also be happy to arrange for local pick-up.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Workroom fabric sale

One of my favourite fabric stores, The Workroom, is having a fabric sale, in conjunction with the Sheridan Textile Studio Sale. This means not only is the fabric on sale, but there will be hand printed fabric, aprons, t-shirts, and other texitle gifts for sale designed by Sheridan students. Can't wait! I'm going to stock up on fabric to work on projects over the holidays and cold winter months.